The Nepal Youth Foundation’s Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes are located in 12 districts throughout Nepal. They have a total capacity of 143 beds and this year they treated 1,697 severely malnourished children and provide hands-on training to 1,561 mothers in nutrition and health. Countless lives are saved by this program, and even more children are rescued from being physically or mentally stunted for life.
The Nepal Youth Foundation builds the Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) on the grounds of government hospitals and gets them up and running, then transitions management of the Homes to the government five years later. Two NRHs were handed over to the government this year, making a total of five that are now being run by the government, leaving the Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)’s funds available for building new NRHs.
In the last year, NYF’s staff investigated three more government hospitals and determined they are suitable locations for buildng new NRHs.
NYF built a new flagship NRH in Kathmandu, which was inaugurated on February 21, 2012 and started operations on April 27, 2012. It has 24 beds and a large room for training. The training facilities have already been used for training new NRH staff as well as dieticians and other health professionals from throughout Nepal.
In addition to treating children at the Kathmandu NRH, the staff conducted three nutrition outreach camps in underserved areas. They conducted growth monitoring for children and provided health education to parents.
Thanks to generous support from donors, the NRH program continues to thrive.
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